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Watching the Hawks


Tyrel Ventura and his guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

Apr 10, 2021 08:06

US border crisis surges & plea deal abuse

Record-breaking numbers of migrants and refugees are crossing the US’ southern border, including almost 19,000 children and teenagers without families. US colleges and universities debate Covid-19 proof of vaccine for the upcoming school year. Plea deals make up more than 90% of US convictions, and reformers are calling for change.

Apr 9, 2021 06:59

Vaccine passports & protests in Haiti

Vaccine passports stir controversy while more than 100 countries call for an end to Big Pharma’s control of vaccines. There are no Covid vaccines in Haiti as protests over the Haitian Constitution continue. A new Utah law requires biological fathers to pay half of all pregnancy-related costs.

Apr 8, 2021 07:40

Jim Crow voting laws & the industry of diversity and inclusion

Controversial new voting restrictions in Georgia are drawing criticism from the very same corporations that helped politically fund the politicians that created them. Sen. Chuck Schumer and the US Congress take on President Biden over Marijuana legalization. New money and expectations are putting pressure on the industry of diversity and inclusion.

Apr 7, 2021 07:05

Cover-ups, murder, and militarization in US law enforcement

As the George Floyd murder trials continues into its 2nd week, how is the city of Minneapolis handling the media attention and militarized streets. Boston Dynamics’ new robot threatens the future of human jobs. Chicago police are under fire for their role in the cover-up and killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

Apr 6, 2021 06:44

The toxic espionage act & Florida’s toxic water spill

Former US intelligence analyst Daniel Hale pleads guilty to violating the Espionage Act for blowing the whistle on the drone assassination program. The latest on the toxic wastewater spill in Florida. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo takes the stand in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

Mar 27, 2021 07:08

Two-faced national security & not-so reparations

The US national security state shows its hypocrisy in the aftermath of the MAGA insurrection of January 6. The city of Evanston, Illinois passes reparations for black citizens, but there’s a catch. Online giant Amazon threatens workers over the push for unionization.